GOG Galaxy Gets Cloud Saves in Big, New Update

PC gaming client GOG Galaxy known for DRM-free billing and an alternative to Steam is getting a big update that adds cloud-saving functionality to a number of games on the service.

GOG Galaxy Gets Cloud Saves in Big, New Update

GOG Galaxy Gets Cloud

GOG Galaxy Gets Cloud

It brings Galaxy up to version 1.2, which launches a feature called “universal cloud saves.”. By this the developers can add to new games released on the platform. But it also means that a number of classic games. Which are big part of the GOG library. Which will allow to sync saves across PCs and back up saves to the cloud.

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As of now, only a few of older titles will support the cloud feature, adding Planescape: Torment, Dragon Age Origins, Vampire: the Masquerade Bloodlines, and Heroes of Might & Magic III. GOG said that it will be “constantly working on more and more games including this feature” adding both new releases and classic titles. The Galaxy update also introduces a few other useful features. The ability to capture screenshots, including a new hibernate mode to save battery life and a new chat system and more streamlined client overlay.

GOG Galaxy Gets Cloud

GOG Galaxy Gets Cloud

On part of saved games data on GOG Galaxy it won’t tied. The company explains. “At any moment users can download backup of their saves data and use it as they see fit.” said by company.

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“Cloud saves are not locked behind the gaming platform”. Cloud saves are just the latest feature added by GOG. As it makes to turn Galaxy into a more user-friendly alternative to Steam. In addition to being DRM-free, Galaxy has also added features like option to import select Steam games. If you want to switch clients and the ability to roll back troublesome game updates.

GOG Galaxy Gets Cloud

GOG Galaxy Gets Cloud

Beyond that, an FPS counter, and you get bandwidth limiting and scheduling, the ability to take screenshots (with F12), achievement rarity. Which shows you how common/ unique it is in the GOG community, new chat, settings window and hibernation mode and desktop notifications. If you choose to have GOG Galaxy run in the background.

The update is out now for users who opt in, and will be available to all users in April. You can get update v1.2 for GOG Galaxy now. If you’re sign up to test updates. Otherwise, you’ll need to wait till April for the general release.

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